England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions January 2022

England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions January 2022

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Head of Investment, England, Midlands & East in January 2022. National Lottery Grants for Heritage.

20 January 2022

High Toynton Renewed

Applicant: High Toynton PCC

Project description: Reinstate the collapsed corner of a Grade II listed church in High Toynton, near Horncastle in Lincolnshire, and engage people in local history and ecology.

Grant Request: £225,001 (89%)

Decision: Award Grant £225,001 (89%)

Lockdown Landscapes (Experiencing Local Outdoor Heritage in the Pandemic)

Applicant: National Memorial Arboretum Company Ltd

Project description: To use art-based workshops to discover, record and understand people's experiences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and their local outdoor heritage landscapes throughout that period.

Grant Request: £249,210 (95%)

Decision: Defer

Continuing our Heritage

Applicant: Royal School for the Deaf Derby

Project description: Explore the heritage of the Royal School for the Deaf Derby through a series of engagement sessions connecting ex-students and current pupils with the school's collection of historic videos.

Grant Request: £9,825 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,825 (100%)

National Justice Museum S.H.E.D Young People & Protest

Applicant: National Justice Museum

Project description: To hold a week of free activities in the National Justice Museums courtyard which challenge participants to think about the role of protest and young people in justice.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Better by Change

Applicant: Mansfield District Council

Project description: This is a multi-strand project focusing on disability heritage and access at Mansfield Museum, Nottinghamshire.

Grant Request: £229,271 (84%)

Decision: Award Grant £229,271 (84%)

Green Farm – Reaching out to Ancient Woodland

Applicant: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Project description: Expand and protect habitat for UK BAP species and involve under-served groups; with a focus on continued engagement.

Grant Request: £240,374 (43%)

Decision: Award Grant £240,374 (43%)

PORTRAIT OF MIDDLETON

Applicant: MIDDLETON VILLAGE HALL

Project description: The Portrait of Middleton is one aspect of the Middleton Bateman Festival which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Bateman, the Victorian archaeologist, whose tomb rests in Middleton-by-Youlgrave in Bakewell, Derbyshire. The project intends to photograph and record an oral history of every household in the village, along with key public places, to preserve a portrait of Middleton in 2022 which will form an exhibition and then an archive.

Grant Request: £3,702 (45%)

Decision: Award Grant £3,702 (45%)

Sharing Worcester's Porcelain Heritage: Creative Sustenance, Engagement and Exchange

Applicant: Dyson Perrins Museum Trust T/A Museum of Royal Worcester

Project description: Widen the Museum Of Royal Worcester's reach to new audiences through an outreach programme targeting under-served priority groups, through community and museum based activities. 

Grant Request: £223,000 (95%)

Decision: Award Grant £223,000 (95%)

50 year old TV gardens - Community Health & wellbeing project

Applicant: Society for Horticultural Therapy t/a Thrive

Project description: To fund a programme of capital improvements to accessibility, and activities and events to reach a wider local audience. This is to mark the 50th anniversary of the TV Gardens located in Kings Heath Park, Birmingham. Formerly used as the original garden for the BBC programme Gardener's World, it is now used to the deliver therapeutic horticulture programmes to a range of groups and individuals.

Grant Request: £249,999 (78%)

Decision: Award Grant £249,999 (78%)

CO-CURATING LUTON: 'Place-making' – building infrastructure to deliver (and celebrate) a 'community owned' Heritage Implementation Plan

Applicant: Luton Borough Council

Project description: Co-create a heritage plan with the community, facilitate training and cooperation, offer community grants, and hold Heritage Open Days and a conference.

Grant Request: £249,571 (98%)

Decision: Award Grant £249,571 (98%)

Sikh to Discover

Applicant: Arts and Health LTD

Project description: Produce a series of themed podcasts that capture the heritage and untold stories of the Punjabi community in Birmingham. They will explore the language, memories and culture, and be co-created with the local community, who will be engaged through networks and publicity activities.

Grant Request: £8,270 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £8,270 (100%)

The Colour of Love in Education

Applicant: Freedom Arts

Project description: Consult on and market a set of Key Stage 1–4 History and English educational resource packs, and develop and deliver a scheme of community-based activities, which explore the topic of mixed-race relationships.

Grant Request: £227,594 (100%)

Decision: Reject

A History of Boxing in the Black Country

Applicant: Support Futures

Project description: This project will explore and bring to greater public light, the history of boxing in the Black Country.

Grant Request: £9,250 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,250 (100%)

A history of Solihull Moors FC

Applicant: Solihull Moors Foundation

Project description: Explore the history of Solihull Moors Football Club based in Solihull, West Midlands, which was formed by the merger of two local teams, Moor Green and Solihull Borough in 2007.

Grant Request: £9,840 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,840 (100%)

Henley Railway Station Building Renovation & Heritage Project

Applicant: Friends of Henley Railway Station

Project description: Restore and refurbish the station building at Henley-In-Arden Station, Warwickshire.

Grant Request: £99,800 (34%)

Decision: Reject

Transforming Communities

Applicant: The Parochial Church Council of St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth in Arden

Project description: To make a Grade I listed church more accessible, complementing a wider programme of works which is being funded separately.

Grant Request: £19,407 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Blast with the Past

Applicant: Involve Heritage CIC

Project description: Hold a series of educational sessions for families and home-schooled children in Nottinghamshire. Groups would learn about local heritage sites and their importance  – for example, the role of the Trent in Viking invasion or Creswell Crags for hunter-gathers. This will be through classes where hands-on, skills-based learning, such as coil pottery, would be offered alongside worksheets and discussions.

Grant Request: £9,950 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Our Secret Garden

Applicant: Grimley & Holt Primary School PTFA

Project description: To undertake surveying and physical improvements to a four acre area of land in Grimley Village, Worcestershire.

Grant Request: £109,690 (97%)

Decision: Reject

Grime's Graves – Digging Deeper

Applicant: The English Heritage Trust

Project description: This project will develop interpretation and engagement at the Grime's Graves Neolithic site in Lynford on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Grant Request: £216,581 (71%)

Decision: Award Grant £216,581 (71%)

Mattishall All Saints church clock

Applicant: Mattishall Parish Council

Project description: To install an autowind system to the clock mechanism at All Saints Church in the village. The Church is Grade I listed and located in Mattishall, in Breckland, Norfolk.

Grant Request: £8,397 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Birmingham's Commonwealth Heritage – the Lunar Legacy

Applicant: The Lunar Society

Project description: Explore the heritage of the Lunar Society: what they achieved and gave to the world, and the positive impact of citizens of Commonwealth Countries on Birmingham.

Grant Request: £89,000 (99%)

Decision: Award Grant £89,000 (99%)

Giving Back - Sustainable Fashion

Applicant: Ahmed Khalifa

Project description: This project proposes setting up a sustainable fashion business over a year-long period.

Grant Request: £9,985 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Immersive Antarctica: community consultation

Applicant: UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

Project description: Carry out community consultation in support of a broader project to develop digital presentations of UK heritage on Antarctica, aiming to offer remote access and digital models of sites for interactive storytelling.

Grant Request: £6,960 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Chronicles of Greyfriars

Applicant: Art Branches CIC

Project description: This project in Dunwich, East Suffolk, aims to record the composition and histories of building stones in Greyfriars (a Franciscan friary) and the Chapel of St James' Leper Hospital. The project will hold a series of workshops to engage local people and vulnerable people from across the county in this heritage.

Grant Request: £94,942 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £94,942 (100%)

Community Allotment/Core Costs

Applicant: Rawcous CIC

Project description: Support continuing delivery of SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) based activities on a community allotment in Southend-on-Sea.

Grant Request: £9,815 (100%)

Decision: Reject

St Stephen's Church – Spire project

Applicant: Higham Parochial Church Council

Project description: To undertake capital repairs to St Stephen's Church, Higham in Bury St Edmunds.

Grant Request: £95,000 (93%)

Decision: Reject

Southend Heritage Dyeing Project

Applicant: Trust Links Ltd

Project description: To run workshops on the history of dyeing, use historical fabric dyeing methods and extracting plant pigments inspired by disappearing material culture, folk and craft traditions. These workshops are hoped to break down barriers between communities and share heritage more widely.

Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £10,000 (100%)

Opening Up a World of Colour

Applicant: The University of Cambridge

Project description: Promote living heritage as an important part of Cambridge's response to COVID-19 and develop new audiences and opportunities for teachers and volunteers.

Grant Request: £6,772 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Yaxley- from Doomsday to Digital

Applicant: Fenland Youth Radio CIC

Project description: Research the history of Yaxley, Peterborough, sharing findings through a podcast/radio series, a booklet and online. It will also deliver a celebration event.

Grant Request: £9,400 (100%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,400 (100%)

Potterhanworth Local History Project

Applicant: Potterhanworth Parish Council

Project description: This project will work in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University's history department, county archives, the local primary school and church to interpret village history and mark the Queen's Jubilee.

Grant Request: £9,000 (90%)

Decision: Award Grant £9,000 (90%)

Public health – Personal Experience: developing a record of the COVID-19 pandemic for Essex.

Applicant: Essex Records Office

Project description: Develop an accessible resource of the oral testimonies of Essex residents' experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming to capture the different ways the pandemic has been experienced within the county, and the varied contributions that have been made to the response.

Grant Request: £109,199 (100%)

Decision: Reject

Mixbury Community Archaeology Project

Applicant: Mixbury History Group

Project description: To determine what lies under the ground in key sites around the Parish, and confirm specific archaeological features. This will result in a wider understanding of Mixbury's heritage, both within the local Parish and the wider community.

Grant Request: £49,800 (100%)

Decision: Reject

28 January 2022

Lockdown Landscapes (Experiencing Local Outdoor Heritage in the Pandemic)

Applicant: National Memorial Arboretum Company Ltd

Project description: This project aims to use art-based workshops to discover, record and understand people's experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic and their local outdoor heritage landscapes throughout that period.

Grant Request: £249,210 (95%)

Decision: Award Grant £249,210 (95%)